20 July 2015 Insurance

Talbot appoints Latin American MD

Talbot Underwriting, a wholly owned subsidiary of Validus, has appointed Luis Sonville as managing director of Talbot’s Latin American regional offices.

Sonville will manage Talbot’s facultative operations in Miami and Santiago and will report to James Skinner, active underwriter of Talbot’s Lloyd’s Syndicate 1183.

In addition, Mario Montero has been promoted to head of underwriting focusing on facultative business for Talbot’s Latin American operations and will support Sonville in this new structure.

Sonville said: “I am delighted to take on this new role at Talbot Latin America. With the support of Mario and the underwriting team, we are focused on expanding our facultative operations to better serve clients in Latin America.”

Skinner added: “Our Latin American operation continues to evolve and grow under the stewardship of Luis Sonville. Luis and Mario are the ideal individuals to lead Talbot’s operations in Latin America. Their expertise and in-depth market knowledge are invaluable as we continue to strengthen our presence throughout the region.”

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